Ideal Path to Global Macro
Hey fellow monkeys,
there have already been some posts about global macro hedge funds, however, I'd be very grateful about some more specific advice in my case. I have finished a business and economics degree at a non-target and will start a master in finance like programme at a UK target school (think Oxbridge, LSE, LBS) this summer. After completion, I would be interested in investment analysis for global macro funds. From what I have read on here so far, however, this is hard to achieve straight out of university. To make matters worse, I do not have any internships relevant to high finance yet. In general, I have very strong analytic skills and I keep up to date on macroeconomic developments and trends, but I also realize that my lack of practice in the field may deter some potential employers. That's why I would like to ask you guys, what is the ideal career trajectory for global macro? Should I pursue an S&T FT (or SA) offer, or should I strive towards research at a BB? Might there be other suitable positions (desk analyst to name one)? Also, should I open my own trading account and develop a track record? And is there any literature you guys highly suggest? I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but if some of you could give your two cents that would be great!